Merlin Chase leather jacket

Stylish Merlin Chase leather jacket review

Thick, soft leather and a heritage, two-tone design make this Merlin Chase leather jacket one of the most stylish and comfortable I’ve worn. At $499.95 it’s not bad value, either. No, this is not a jacket you wear to go racing, but it does have European certification with approved impact protection in the back, and …

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Xmas Christmas gifts

Christmas Gifts For Motorbike Fans

(Contributed post) Are you looking for a gift for a motorbike enthusiast? When someone is a fan of something or passionate about something, it is always a good idea to get them a Christmas gift based on this. However, you need to purchase something they will actually use – not something that is gimmicky or …

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Aldi annual sale - Riders urged to support motorcycle dealers claims

Aldi sale claims more safety and women’s jacket

Aldi’s annual motorcycle gear sale next weekend (August 18, 2018) claims accredited safety gear, the first leather jacket for women and an Australian-approved helmet for just $79.99. Each year the sale is so popular, riders line up outside hours before and many products are sold out within minutes. Fans of Aldi gear say it is …

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Ricondi Bruxner leather jacket - what to look for

What to look for in leather riding gear

Do you know what you should look for in a leather jacket, pants or suit?  We’re not talking about style, but protection. Is cow or roo leather best? Should the gear have triple stitching? What do the EN numbers mean? What armour should it have? Do perforations make it weak? We asked Brisbane leather exert Andrew …

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Ricondi recommends tight leathers Andrew Smart

Get free stuff at Ricondi store opening

Riders will get discounts and free stuff at the official opening tomorrow (December 9, 2017) of Brisbane-based Ricondi Motorcycle Apparel. Founder Andrew Smart started the company a few years ago making and set up in a small room above a motorcycle mechanic, but has now moved to a big shop at 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks …

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Harley-Davidson Street Rod hotter products

Five new motorcyclist gear products

More great products from the some of the best producers of motorcyclist clothing have arrived for the summer ahead. We take a look at five of the latest rider products which you can now buy online or in stores near you. Tourmaster Pivot Touring Jacket. This new jacket is waterproof with a convenient hood that …

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Pakistan leather gear

Pakistan leather gets a second chance

We panned a leather jacket we received from Pakistan in August 2016 and warned riders against buying cheap motorcycle goods over the internet. Read our scathing report here. However, another Pakistan motorcycle leather goods company then got in touch with us and pleaded to give the country’s goods a second chance. They also said they …

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Blackbird motorcycle jacket review

There is no such thing as an all-season motorcycle jacket. You either have a winter jacket or a summer jacket. All else is a compromise. And if you really want to be realistic, you also need a jacket for the in-between spring/autumn (fall) seasons when it’s warm during the day and cool in the mornings. …

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NeonMoto Electroluminescent Motorcycle Leather Jacket

NeonMoto jacket lights up your ride

There are many fluoro and lit motorcycle jackets around, but the makers of the NeonMoto Electroluminescent Motorcycle Leather Jacket claim it is the world’s brightest. NeonMoto founder Dao Nguyen says the jacket is the Asian company’s  “first product”. It hasn’t been made yet, but they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10,000. It doesn’t …

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Pakistani leather jacket

Beware Pakistan leather gear

There is hardly a day goes by where Motorbike Writer’s email inbox isn’t bombarded by spam, mainly from Pakistan leather motorcycle gear manufacturers. They offer ridiculously cheap prices and say their gear is the equivalent of top-quality products. I usually ignore them and send them to the waste bin. However, when one of them offered …

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